The '''Richmond Professional Institute (RPI)''' was an educational institution established in 1917 which merged with the Medical College of Virginia
to form Virginia Commonwealth University
. RPI was located on what is now known as the Monroe Park Campus of VCU. The entire history of RPI can be found in "A History of the Richmond Professional Institute" written by Dr. Henry H. Hibbs, Jr.
[[http://dig.library.vcu.edu/cdm4/index_rpi.php?CISOROOT=/rpi History of the Richmond Professional Institute]. Dig.library.vcu.edu (1977-04-04). Retrieved on 2013-08-21.]